Estela Izuel

June 18, 2011

There’s a show right now of work by Estela Izuel at Centro Cultural Rojas. The photos are from her series Cine Teatro, showing large format theatre interiors, mostly in small towns around Argentina. If you’re in Buenos Aires, do go check out this show in person as the prints are really gorgeous.

Teatro Texier, © Estela Izuel from the series Cine Teatro

Salón de la Biblioteca Rivadavia © Estela Izuel from the series Cine Teatro

Teatro Centenario © Estela Izuel from the series Cine Teatro

Izuel’s approach is formal but not overly rigid and nicely evokes these small town movie palaces. I think of Manuel Puig or Evita, growing up in small towns on the pampas, infatuated with a distant Hollywood.

Go check out Izuel’s website. There’s a lot of work to see. I especially like this portrait from her pinhole series:

Cristian Bonaudi © Estela Izuel

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